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Cyber Essentials Plus – Get A Lot of Help

Cyber Essentials Plus - Get A Lot of Help

SKU: G4502
Format: Certification (Online purchases only)
CREST

IT Governance is a CREST-accredited Cyber Essentials certification body, meaning that this service includes an external and internal vulnerability scan that independently verifies your security status.

This service will help you achieve CREST-accredited Cyber Essentials Plus certification with a lot of help from us. It is conducted online and includes:

  • CREST-accredited certification;
  • A documentation toolkit;
  • One full day of on-site consultancy;
  • An external vulnerability scan;
  • An on-site assessment; and
  • An internal vulnerability scan.
Price: £2,095.00
ex vat

Description

This service will give you a good chance of achieving a CREST-accredited Cyber Essentials Plus certification at the first attempt. It is also designed for organisations with little or no knowledge of the five controls (secure configuration, boundary firewalls, access controls, patch management and malware protection) and testing conditions, as well as those that do not know their scope or the IP range that should be tested. We also recommend this solution for large organisations with complex organisational structures.

How the application process works:

  • We send you details of how to log on to our Cyber Essentials online portal.
  • We book your full day of on-site consultancy.
  • You define your scope for testing, which will either be the whole organisation’s enterprise IT or a subset.
  • You complete and submit your self-assessment questionnaire (SAQ).
  • We inform you if the SAQ meets the requirements of the Cyber Essentials scheme.
  • You schedule your on-site assessment, which will include the internal vulnerability scan.
  • You schedule your external vulnerability scan through the portal.
  • We will conduct the on-site assessment and perform the necessary internal scan on a sample of your Internet-facing devices.
  • We will provide you with the results of the internal scan and on-site assessment. If there are nonconformities, we will provide detailed feedback to help you understand how to close these gaps and achieve certification.
  • Subject to a positive outcome, we issue your Cyber Essentials Plus certificate.

 

Testing conditions

Prerequisites

The package price is based on on-site testing at one location, of one type of user account, on up to eight workstation builds and up to five mobile devices (smartphones and tablets*). The duration and the number of locations that must be included in the internal testing depend on the number of user device builds, including BYOD, within the scope of the certification.

*Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet is treated as a workstation.

The number of locations to be tested depends on whether all the different builds can be tested in one location. A build can be delivered to a particular site for testing purposes even if it is not normally deployed there, providing it accesses the Internet in its usual manner.

The number of builds is defined by the number of configurations of operating system and software suites installed. Examples of relevant software are listed below:

  • Oracle Java
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Flash
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Opera
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Antivirus solution

If more than one browser or Office suite is used, each variant will need to be tested. If they are installed on the same build, this is acceptable.

 

Pre-test requirements

  • All user device builds to be tested, including mobile and BYOD, must be available for testing.
  • A local user account with username and password must be available for each user group in scope.
  • Devices must have Internet access, allow emails from our test domain and be accessible by our test web server (https://ces.itgovernance.co.uk).
  • You must provide details of a user email account per user group being assessed.
  • Workstation builds must be configured to allow an authenticated vulnerability scan that will determine patch and version numbers of installed software, and details of the account to be used.
  • Remote registry must be enabled on the workstation builds, and no global policies that block the authenticated vulnerability scan are permitted.

 

Additional conditions and expenses

The on-site assessment is subject to additional travel expenses, which will be charged in arrears.

The package includes a free vulnerability scan for up to 16 IP addresses. If you have more than 16 IP addresses, you will need to purchase additional IP packages in packs of 16. If you fail your external scan, a rescan will need to be purchased, plus any additional IP packages that you need.

You will receive the documentation toolkit within 48 hours of your purchase and we’ll contact you at the same time to schedule your on-site consultancy. Your consultancy can be split between on-site and Live Online consultancy. Any unused consultancy time will not be credited back.

If you require further Live Online consultancy support, you can buy it here >>

View all the repeat testing and assessment fees here >>

Read our Cyber Essentials FAQ for further information >>

 

Benefits of Cyber Essentials

The Cyber Essentials scheme is a world-leading, cost-effective assurance mechanism for companies of all sizes to demonstrate that the most important cyber security controls have been implemented.

It provides five security controls that, according to the UK government, could prevent “around 80% of cyber attacks”.

Correctly implemented cyber security has the additional advantage of driving business efficiency throughout the organisation, saving money and improving productivity.

Protect your organisation from approximately 80% of cyber attacks

Implementing the five controls correctly will help protect your organisation.

Drive business efficiency

Focus on your core business objectives knowing that you are protected from the majority of cyber attacks.

Demonstrate security and help secure the supply chain

Demonstrate your commitment to protecting your own data and that of your customers and suppliers.

Work with the UK government and the MOD

Cyber Essentials will permit you to work with the UK government and Cyber Essentials Plus will give you the opportunity to work with the MOD.

Increase your chances of securing business

Boost your reputation and have a greater chance of winning contracts.

Reduce cyber insurance premiums

Cyber insurance agencies often look more favourably on organisations that have achieved Cyber Essentials certification.

 

Customer Reviews

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27/06/2016
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I am a big fan of Cyber Essentials: as a government-backed and industry-supported scheme it allows us to demonstrate to stakeholders that we have essential IT security controls in place. I am proud of the Action for Children IT team for achieving the ‘Plus’ level of certification for two years running. Action for Children have found the certification robust, worthwhile and cost effective. I would encourage all organisations to consider Cyber Essentials, especially those providing services to public sector bodies. Alan Crawford, Chief Information Officer - Action for Children
27/06/2016
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Security is at the heart of everything we do, we take cyber security very seriously – the data centre is our business and security is part of that foundation. Achieving Cyber Essentials Plus will add great value: sharing the knowledge is one of our core values and our security accreditations allow us to live this value safely and effectively whilst enabling our customers to do the same. This fits well with our other certificates like ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and ISO/IEC 22301:2012. This gives our customers absolute piece of mind that their data is in the safest hands and ensures that our team are kept upskilled and informed. A. Rahim Khan, Information Security Officer - brightsolid Online Technology Ltd
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